Posted 3 years ago
I found an addition to my tea cup collection today. It's a very interesting shaped cup, very shallow and wide. It is a pattern in imari colours, and it seems to have been transfer printed then painted over in orange, blue and gilded. The china is very fine and see through, but the hand painting is a little crude, and the cup has specks of grit in it and also a couple of chips in the rim. I have tried looking up this cup and have discovered that Cauldon Ware is dated from 1890 to early 20th century. I havn't found this particular pattern anywhere online, or in any of my tea cup books.